What are the products when potassium cyanide reacts with hydrobromic acid? What type of reaction is this?

1 Answer
Feb 8, 2017

Answer:

#"An acid base reaction............"#

Explanation:

And it's also a reaction to avoid; at one stage I think they used the process to turn people off (i.e. execute them) in penitentiaries:

#KC-=N(aq) + HCl(aq) rarr HC-=N(g)uarr + KCl(aq)#

So which is the acid, and which is the base?